This necklace is a result of the collaboration between Velina Glass & Hratch Babikian. Velina's TWINS Resin piece is beautifully set by Hratch Babikian in fine silver. The pendant is made more stunning with a garnet gemstone, 23k gold foil, and hand-forged silver drops. Dimensions: 18-inch length, pendant height 1.25 inches, pendant width 1.5 inches. Ships next day!
The fine silver is 18g but given the relative weightlessness of resin, it is extremely lightweight and comfortable to wear. I use .999 silver because it does not contain significant amounts of nickel or copper – two of the most popular skin irritants in jewelry. While all silver will eventually tarnish, sterling silver tarnishes quicker because it commonly contains 7.5% copper while .999 fine silver contains less than .1% copper. Copper is one of the primary causes of tarnish. If it begins to tarnish dip the entire bangle in a silver cleaning solution for no more than 20 seconds. Rinse with mild soap and warm water. Quickly dry and apply lotion to the resin to regain its sheen. I always use lavender-scented lotion so that my preferred scent is on the bangle as well as worn on my person.
All resin jewelry is made from RBC Epoxy Resin. RBC has long been the world's leading epoxy manufacturer when it comes to decorative epoxies. Their custom color matching ability is second to none and their seasonal palette of colors is consistently at the forefront of predicting future fashions and illustrating current trends. This has made RBC far and away the definitive source of color coatings for jewelry applications.